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Barapukuria coal scam: Seven former MDs among 23 charged by ACC

  • Published at 10:50 pm July 21st, 2019
Barapukuria coal mine
File photo of a section of the Barapukuria coal mine in Dinajpur Collected

ACC dropped five names from the case

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) pressed charges against 23 people, including seven former managing directors of the Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited (BCMCL) over a coal scam at the Dinajpur mine.

The ACC finalised the charge sheet on Sunday, for the disappearance of nearly 144,000 tons of coal from the mine, worth about Tk243 crore.

ACC Deputy Director Md Shamsul filed the charge sheet with the graft watchdog’s Dinajpur offices, said its spokesperson Deputy Director Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya.

As many as 14 people had been named in the case, while names of another nine were included after the probe.

The ACC, however, dropped names of five people from the case.

People who face charges are, generally speaking, the mines management team, past and present : former MDs Mahbubur Rahman, Md Abdul Aziz Khan, Engineer Khurshidul Hasan, Engineer Kamruzzaman, Md Aminuzzaman, Engineer SM Nurul Aurangzeb and Engineer Habib Uddin Ahmed, former General Managers Shariful Alam, Md Abul Qasim Pradhania and Abu Taher Md Noor-Uz-Zaman Chowdhury, Managers Masudur Rahman Howlader, Md Arifur Rahman and Syed Iman Hasan, Deputy Managers Muhammad Khalilur Rahman, Md Morsheduzzaman, Md Habibur Rahman and  Md Javedur Rahman, Assistant Managers Satyendra Nath Barman and Md Moniruzzaman, Coal Handling Management Manager Shoaibur Rahman, Deputy General Manager AKM Khaledul Islam, Manager Ashok Kumar Haldar, and Deputy General Manager Jobayer Ali.

The ACC dropped from the case, the names of Manager (exploration) Mosharraf Hossain Sarkar, Manager (design, construction and maintenance) Zahidul Islam, Deputy Manager (safety management) Ekramul Haque, Former General Manager (finance and accounts) Abdul Mannan Patwari, and General Manager (finance and accounts) Gopal Chandra Saha.

On July 22, 2018, the Barapukuria thermal power plant in Dinajpur was shut down, due to an acute shortage of coal after 142,000 tons of coal disappeared from the plant, causing power shortages in the northern region of the country.

Mohammad Anisur Rahman, administration manager of BCMCL, filed the case with Parbatipur Model police station on July 24, 2018, against the 19 BCMCL officials under sections 5(2) and 409 of the Anti Corruption Commission Act.

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